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Homophobia (2012)

An adolescent boy, who serves the military forces, experiences homosexual feelings towards one of his comrades. The suppressed conflict bubbles up during their last night at the border, socially isolated and armed with loaded weapons.


Gregor Schmidinger




Credited cast:
Michael Glantschnig ... Michael
Josef Mohamed Josef Mohamed ... Raphael
Günther Sturmlechner Günther Sturmlechner ... Jürgen
Harald Bodingbauer Harald Bodingbauer ... Commanding Officer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matthias Buchegger Matthias Buchegger
Marc Dejenyitchi Marc Dejenyitchi
Marco Lehner Marco Lehner
Velizar Lytvynets Velizar Lytvynets
Lukas Neumüller Lukas Neumüller
Harald Zenz Harald Zenz


Michael, a soldier in the Austrian military, has been on border duty at the Austrian-Hungarian border for seven weeks now. Isolated from his family and friends and stuck in an uber-masculine environment, Michael develops homosexual feelings for his comrade Raphael. Being bullied is part of his daily routine. Jürgen, the alpha male in the group, has found the perfect victim in Michael. During taking a shower Jürgen bullies Michael once more but this time something is different, Michael bring about Jürgen's downfall both literally and figuratively. The game is on and Jürgen uses his most powerful weapon - his knowledge about Michael's secret. Jürgen punches Michael on the back of his head causing him an injury. Korcak, their group commander, suspects that there is more behind Michael's injury than he Michael is willing to tell but can't help him if he does not tell the truth. A couple of hours later, Michael and Raphael smoke a joint together at the border to celebrate their last night.... Written by Gregor Schmidinger

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Michael: I just want somebody to be there for me. Someone who hugs me when I need it.
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nothing new. at the first sigh
18 August 2016 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

the message is far to be new. but it remains sensitive. and the use of army life , the status of drawing - like many other short movies - the precise use of theme, the suggestion as good instrument for a coherent and poetic work are few virtues who give a delicate force to the film. in fact, it is a film about solitude. and the feminine traits of Josef Mohamed does the story different by many other films with the same theme. this is, in fact, the detail who saves the film. a vulnerable young man looking escape from the life after military service. a bully who hides, maybe, his sexual orientation - the scene from locker room could be a clue- the dialogue of two teenagers about future projects. and the last night on the border. nothing new at the first sigh. but presented in smart manner. and this is a real virtue.

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Release Date:

17 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Гомофобия See more »

Filming Locations:

Linz, Upper Austria, Austria See more »


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$10,000 (estimated)
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Irrational Realm See more »
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Color | Color (HD)
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